The first major sports car race of the year at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca sees the stars of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series visit the Monterey track. The Continental Tire Sports Car Series, powered by MAZDA6, will feature competition in the Daytona Prototype class, and the Grand Touring (GT) category. Grand-Am racing events typically feature some of the most exciting competition in all of racing, with drivers bumping and barging their way past each other in the race to the checkered flag. The race weekend will include autograph and meet-and-greet sessions with the drivers, including TV and movie heartthrob Patrick Dempsey, who competes in the GT class.
If you are a Porsche enthusiast, mark your calendar for the weekend of October 14-16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. You’ll see an unprecedented gathering of significant Porsche vintage and modern race cars, along with meeting those who have driven them to victory in the world’s most famous sports car races, for the extraordinary Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV.
Sponsored by Porsche Cars North America, Porsche Rennsport Reunion makes its first appearance on the west coast. Make your plans now to immerse yourself in what will be a truly memorable weekend dedicated to Porsche’s legendary motorsports heritage.
“The Rennsport name has become a staple fixture for international collectors and racers over the past 10 years by providing a one-of-a-kind gathering to Porsche fans,” said Detlev von Platen, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “Being that this is the first time a Rennsport will be staged on the west coast, enthusiasts will now have an opportunity to participate and immerse themselves in this rare Porsche experience.”
Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will assemble the wide variety of Porsche’s most historic racing cars. This includes models like the nimble 550 Spyder of the mid-‘50s to the mighty 917 and 956/962 of the ‘70s and ‘80s to the highly successful RS Spyder of the last decade. Special tribute will be paid to the numerous racing versions of the Porsche 911 and their countless victories on the dawn of what will become another milestone of this iconic sports car from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
An unprecedented gathering of Porsche historic and modern race cars from around the world, and many of the famous drivers who piloted them to victory, will descend on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for three days of racing, story-telling and camaraderie at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV on October 14-16, 2011.
Held every three years, this is the first time Porsche Rennsport Reunion has been held on the West Coast. Be sure to plan ahead, as this will be Porsche paradise for enthusiasts.